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Amazon Relational Database Service

Easy to manage relational databases optimized for total cost of ownership

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Amazon Relational Database Service

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is an easy-to-manage relational database service optimized for total cost of ownership. It is simple to set up, operate, and scale with demand. Amazon RDS automates the undifferentiated database management tasks, such as provisioning, configuring, backups, and patching.

Working with Softwire to provision your database, we can create a new database in minutes, and RDS offers flexibility to customize databases to meet their needs across 8 engines and 2 deployment options. We have experience in configuring use-case specific features, like Multi-AZ with two readable standbys to meet high availability needs, Optimized Writes and Reads to meet specific usage patterns, and utilising AWS Graviton3-based instances and multiple pricing options to effectively manage costs.

Ensure your data is highly available

Using Amazon RDS Multi Availability-Zone (AZ) deployment, Amazon RDS automatically creates a primary database (DB) instance and synchronously replicates the data to an instance in a different AZ. When it detects a failure, Amazon RDS automatically fails over to a standby instance without manual intervention. Using Aurora global database, availability can be extended even further automated with cross-region disaster recovery.

Manage your database with ease

Amazon RDS is a fully managed database service, meaning that administrative tasks such as patching, backups, provisioning, and regular maintenance jobs, are all managed by AWS. Ensure your database is kept up to date without the need for continuous manual patching.

Using the AWS Command Line Interface, or making use of API calls via Infrastructure-as-code services like CloudFormation and Terraform, we can ensure a fast, repeatable deployment of your relational database.

Migrate and Integrate Seamlessly

Amazon RDS supports eight popular database engines – PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, Oracle, and Db2. (with PostgresSQL and MySQL also available as Amazon Aurora databases). This means that the code, applications, and tools you already use today with your existing databases can be used with Amazon RDS.

Our work with Amazon RDS

RDS databases sit at the heart of many of the solutions Softwire has built with customers across multiple sectors. We have experience in provisioning RDS databases from scratch, as well as migrating existing database from on-premises servers to the AWS Cloud.

Softwire partnered with a media company to build an internal tool to track the lifecycle of the verification process for physical devices running their application. Amazon RDS was used to keep track of the statuses of these devices as they moved though the verification lifecycle, as well as an RDS Proxy instance to allow connection pooling from the AWS Lambda driven serverless backend.

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